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St Judes Residential Care Home Ltd Good

Inspection Summary


Overall summary & rating

Good

Updated 30 January 2018

St Jude’s provides accommodation for up to 14 people with mental health conditions in two connected Victorian terraced houses located on the outskirts of Middlesbrough. All bedrooms are single occupancy with en-suite facilities. The home has been extended and there are a number of communal areas. At the time of our inspection 14 people used the service.

At the last inspection in July 2015 the service was meeting the regulations we inspected and we rated the service as ‘Good'. At this inspection we found the service remained 'Good'.

The service had a registered manager. A registered manager is a person who has registered with the Care Quality Commission to manage the service. Like registered providers, they are ‘registered persons.’ Registered persons have a legal responsibility for meeting the requirements in the Health and Social Care Act 2008 and associated Regulations about how the service is run.

Staff understood the procedure they needed to follow if they suspected abuse might be taking place. Risks to people were identified and plans were put in place to help manage the risks and minimise them occurring. Medicines were managed safely with an effective system in place. We have made a recommendation about medicines that staff responsible for the administration of medicines have an annual review of their knowledge, skills and competencies relating to managing and administering medicines

Appropriate checks of the building and maintenance systems were undertaken to ensure health and safety was maintained.

People told us there were enough staff on duty to meet their needs. We found that safe recruitment and selection procedures were in place and appropriate checks had been undertaken before staff began work. This included obtaining references from previous employers to show staff employed were safe to work with people.

People were supported by a team of staff who were knowledgeable about their likes, dislikes and preferences. A training plan was in place and the registered manager monitored this to make sure all staff were up to date with their training.

People were supported to have maximum choice and control of their lives and staff supported them in the least restrictive way possible; the policies and systems in the service supported this practice. People were able to pick meals of their choice. Staff supported people to maintain their health and attend routine health care appointments.

Care plans detailed people’s needs and preferences. Care plans were reviewed on a regular basis to ensure they contained up to date information about meeting people’s care needs. People were actively involved in care planning and decision making. People who used the service had access to a range of activities and leisure opportunities. The service had a clear process for handling complaints.

Staff told us they enjoyed working at the service and felt supported by the registered manager. Quality assurance processes were in place and regularly carried out by the registered manager and provider, to monitor and improve the quality of the service. The service worked with various health and social care agencies and sought professional advice to ensure individual needs were being met.

Inspection areas

Safe

Good

Updated 30 January 2018

The service remains good.

Effective

Good

Updated 30 January 2018

The service remains good.

Caring

Good

Updated 30 January 2018

The service remains good.

Responsive

Good

Updated 30 January 2018

The service remains good.

Well-led

Good

Updated 30 January 2018

The service remains good.